If we are believers, we can drive out demons in His name and speak new languages? (see Mark 16:17)

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Gift:  Piety (Reverence) – With the gift of reverence, sometimes called piety, we have a deep sense of respect for God and the Church. A person with reverence recognizes our total reliance on God and comes before God with humility, trust, and love.

Reading:  These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons, they will speak new languages.  (Mark 16:17)

Observation:  It has been a whole day since I first read the readings this morning.  I let the world get in and distract me from what God was telling me this morning, and for that I am sorry.  However, without the distraction, I don’t believe I would have ever come to the conclusion that I have about my faith today.  There is no circumstance that can take Jesus out of my heart, and I must act in a way that is respectful of that gift and not let any sin or even any sinful attitude control my mind.

Personification:  Self-Control  Once again, I realize that self-control is not about my self, it is about Jesus.  How can Jesus be a part of me, if I am involved in sin?  I realize that I will not always be perfect, but if Jesus is in us, nothing can stop us from walking away from whatever evil stands before us.  If that evil persists in attacking me even after I have gone to Confession for that sin, I will cast it away by simply saying that I belong to Jesus.

Prayer:  Lord, I know that it is not about playing mind games with myself to stay away from sin, it is about realizing that you are with me and you are more powerful than any evil.  Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.  I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit.  Amen.


2 thoughts on “If we are believers, we can drive out demons in His name and speak new languages? (see Mark 16:17)

  1. Lucky Forward

    Dear Sir, this website looks tremendous, with exciting topics in a reabable format. Thank you for taking the trouble to share your God-given gifts through this site!

    Please be careful, though, on the topic of exorcism. I think the Church prefers us to leave exorcism “to the professionals,” namely specifically appointed exorcists like Father Gabriele Amorth, who has written on the topic.

    Thanks again, God bless, and keep the faith!

    • I actually meant for that to be a draw in to my post, but I was talking about my own personal evils and not necessarily a demon in my post. I am glad you enjoy the format. Thanks for commenting, and I am definitely leaving the exorcisms to the professionals. I just read “The Rite” by Matt Biglio and I think we need to pray for them more often, because I thank God that he didn’t call me to that and know that it would take someone way holier than me to be able to get up every morning to that job. It makes being married with four children seem like a cake walk, although it is challenging at times, it pales in comparison to the work that they do. God bless you!

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